A: This is not true. There is a false rumor circulating that hospitals are misrepresenting COVID patient data to increase federal reimbursements for patient care. It is true that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act increased reimbursements to hospitals for Medicare patients with COVID-19 due to the high cost of COVID-19 patient care. [read more]

The City of Mountain Home’s “Light the Forest” Christmas display is moving to a more prominent location this year. The holiday display has been a long-time fixture at Carl Miller Park but will relocate to Railroad Park this year, giving Main Street drivers and shoppers an opportunity to catch the Christmas spirit. [read more]

Everyone knows plants need water, sunlight, and fertile soil to flourish, but there is an important element we often forget to include in the equation – pollinators. Pollinators like bees and the Monarch butterfly, Idaho’s official state insect, are integral to plant reproductive cycles, both in the wild and Idaho’s agricultural success. [read more]

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